PTCL and ISPs Sign Revenue Sharing for Postpaid Internet Dialup

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Islamabad: (January 1, 2009) PTCL has signed revenue sharing agreements with three major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) including Link dot Net, Sky Net and Comsats. The agreement signing ceremony was held at PTA HQs, Islamabad under the chairmanship of Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, where representatives of PTA, PTCL and ISPs were also present.

It may be mentioned that ISP industry, over the past few years was not making headway and was facing difficulties in expanding its user-base inspite of low tariffs. With the signing of this agreement with PTCL, ISPs will now offer internet services at zero tariffs to general public on postpaid mechanism. The users will only be charged local call tariffs for 20-minutes pulse by PTCL revenue for which shall be shared between PTCL and ISPs. It is expected that internet will now proliferate to every nook and corner of the country as internet users can be able to avail free internet services of any ISP of their choice without the hassle of buying prepaid cards.

Previously, the internet dialup services had unlimited metering, however, on the request of PTCL and ISPs, PTA has agreed to change pulse duration of 131 calls to 20-minutes provided the ISPs shall not charge the users for internet services. This decision by PTA will go a long way in bridging the digital divide across the country. It is hoped that this will also benefit the development of the telecommunication services in general and ICT services in particular. Other ISPs will also sign similar agreement with PTCL.

Chairman, PTA expressed his gratification on the cooperation extended by PTCL and ISPs in making this positive change possible. He was hopeful that with this sense of cooperation and mutual trust, similar agreements will also be made for proliferation of broadband services in the country. He said that broadband users are expected to grow to 5 million by 2010 in the country.

Source: http://www.pta.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1208&Itemid=301

FINALLY! I was wondering what had happened to the news.

So - when does the general public get to benefit from this? I mean - what date and all?

Any idea about how much will each 20-minute pulse be charged? Seems like a regular local call per 20 minutes... that sucks!

yeah it will be regular local call charge. But i wonder if it'll have effect on DSL tariff/speed.

doubt it'll have any effect on broadband packages, but it should increase the internet penetration rate considerably.

this is only for dialup :)

and what actually going to happen is that people those are using suppose dial of LDN , they use dialing number 13131313-14-15, they will be simply connect with a standard user name and passwd , suppose

userid: LDN , passwd : LDN , and they will nothing have to pay only 20 mints pusle call will be charged to thier PTCL bill and at the month end the bill you have to pay to PTCl as you already do , and that bill will be divided in PTCL and LDN :)

so in my opinion its a good step like no internet charges only call charges and no hassle of keep dialup cards logins etc :)

it will be very convenient for current dial-up users (they might spend more time online) but it will have very little if any affect on internet penetration.

Its 2009, I think its time we forget dial up and not make ways to make it widespread (even for mass penetration you need landlines all over Pakistan).

Why don't we focus on moving forward?

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Its 2009, I think its time we forget dial up and not make ways to make it widespread (even for mass penetration you need landlines all over Pakistan).

Why don’t we focus on moving forward?

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i agreed, but this is not applying on all segments of our Country,Because DSL/WIMAX and other Broadband has some Target Areas/Markets and also all choices has itself some Market share .So we cant avoid Dialup 100 % specially students with less purchasing power, affordibility for DSL/WIMAX etc and main thing is the Coverage area for high speed internet is required which is not 100 % still in Pakistan.

So i think it’s Good effort of LINKdotNET also for other companies and should proceed with it.

ok guys a lil update about this thing , LINKdotNET now has stopped their DialUp services temporarily and i think they are going to implement what we have seen in this post so no more renewal scratch cards . lets see i will update in this thread as i get more info.

is this applicable to cybernet.

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is this applicable to cybernet.
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well as far as i know it will be implemented to all ISPs offering DialUp Services

oops dialup limited to 20mins per call....

ouch.... I just bought a WOL scratch card .... Will I still be charged on 20 mins per call?

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ouch… I just bought a WOL scratch card … Will I still be charged on 20 mins per call?
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call 111-600-111 for your answer…

but i think you will be going to be charged as 13 numbers are now on 20mints pulse

^Ooohh.

then this is not a fair business I think. they must stop marketing and selling the Prepaid cards. and even they must remove all the WOL Prepaid Cards from the market.

they must take this burden on their selves but not on public who do not know about the new things.

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provided the ISPs shall not charge the users for internet services.

Source: http://www.pta.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1208&Itemid=301

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but my Cybernet cards are expired???

brain net is iNN too...

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brain net is iNN too…

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Why is Chines model in their add ?? why not Pakistani ???

^^

chena ka maal

sasta maal

LOL :P